The Joys of Yiddish is a book containing a lexicon of common words and phrases of Yinglish—i.e., words originating in the Yiddish language that had become known to speakers of American English due to the influence of American Ashkenazi Jews. It was originally published in and written by Leo Rosten. Buy The Joys of Yiddish New edition by Leo Rosten (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible. Buy The Joys of Yiddish Reissue by Leo Rosten (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.

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I wore out the copy I bought for myself, and this is a replacement for that one.

The Joys of Yiddish by Leo Rosten

Published April 1st by Pocket Books first published Leo Rosten is hilarious but so snobby “Mother would never It is a romp of a good time rolled up into a reference book. Paperbackpages. Savor the irresistible pleasure of Yiddish in this banquet of a book! Its a dying language.

The Joys of Yiddish

Of course, the significance of Yiddish need not be only light-hearted itself: Quotes from Les Joies du Yidd Refresh and try again. The book distinguished itself by how it explained the meaning of the Yiddish words and phrases: With that, here are some anecdotes and jokes that bear repeating, as recorded by Rosten edition. Buy the Audiobook Download: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.


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A nudnik is a pest: ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. A dictionary to fall in love with: Peretz once observed mournfully lwo “Yiddish, the language which will ever bear witness to the violence and murder inflicted on us, bears the marks off our expulsions from land to land, the language which absorbed the wails of the fathers, the laments of the generations, the poison and bitterness of history, the language whose precious jewels are undried, uncongealed Jewish tears.


Why didn’t you stop? Also, we are reminded of the nations Mediterranean countries where Ashkenazi Jews did not speak Yiddish, and the frequent efforts to marginalize Yiddish as a mongrel tongue.

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I find it personally odd that I had to leave New York for a year in Jerusalem before I discovered this book. We have fun words from this language like schlemiel and kitsch. But this is a minor quibble.